By Gayane Melikyan
06-11-2017
Planet contradicting laws of physics has been discovered
An international group of British, Swiss, German and Chilean astronomers have discovered an extremely large exoplanet, the existence of which contradicts the universal models of the formation of given earthly bodies, writes the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

The astronomers have jokingly referred to it as a monster planet.

It is stated that the diameter of the NGTS-1b exoplanet is just two times smaller than the diameter of a luminary around which the exoplanet spins. Due to this, the newly emerged earthly body is the largest in outer space.

The NGTS-lb planet is located at a distance of 600 light years from the Sun. It is compared to Jupiter in terms of size, but is 20% lighter than Jupiter.

The temperature in the external layers of the exoplanet makes up 530o Celsius. The distance between the planet and its star is 33 times shorter than the distance between the Sun and Earth. The year on the exoplanet lasts 2.5 days.

The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) will examine this exoplanet. Since it belongs to the common red dwarf stars, scientists are currently planning on finding out how often such stars surround big planets.